“Norwegian film-maker Benjamin Ree had long been fascinated by the subject of art theft and was actively looking for a story to tell, when he happened on an account of an otherwise unremarkable gallery heist in Oslo.” Stuff 5/5 Stars
2020 Sundance Film Festival – WINNER Special Jury Prize for Creative Storytelling
RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
BTHE PAINTER & THE THIEF: M Off. lang. & drug use. 102 mins
- Sunday 7th February 7.00pm
- Saturday 20th February 8.00pm
- Sunday 21st February 4.30pm
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.
Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).
When two paintings are stolen from Oslo-based artist Barbora Kysilkova, the police catch the thieves within a few days. But the paintings are never found. Barbora attends the court case hoping to find clues for where they can be but finds herself compelled to walk over to one of the criminals to ask another question: “I wonder if I could paint you?” Thief Karl-Bertil answers without hesitation: “That would be possible.”
Thus begins the relationship between an artist and her unlikely muse—which soon evolves into an even more unlikely friendship. Barbora eventually becomes Karl-Bertil’s closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care. Filmed over three years, the documentary follows a remarkable story of human connection that takes turns that one could never have imagined.
Director: Benjamin Ree
Cast: Barbora Kysilkova
2020 M, Offensive language & drug references 102 mins Norway